Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our Mission:
to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Our Core Values

Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Our Mission Statement: to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources.

Core Value Statement: We respect and elevate the integrity of the natural, historical and cultural resources in Iowa and advocate sustainability for present and future generations.

  • Advocate:  We support ecological and natural resource integrity by advancing sustainable stewardship practices.
  • Partner:  We engage and empower people and organizations with a diversity of skills and expertise to accomplish together more than we can do separately.
  • Educate: We foster the environment by learning, and educating Iowans to activate and engage in cultivating an environment of conservation.
  • Assessment: We support a consistency of actions and methods through ongoing assessment of our programs.
  • Transparency: approaching opportunities and challenges with unbiased, candid and open communication.

Contact Us

Street Address:
Prairie Rivers of Iowa
2335 230th Street
Suite 101
Ames, Iowa 50014

To view on Google Maps for directions: click here.

Phone: (515) 232-0048

Email for general inquiries: prrcd@prrcd.org
Email for media questions: social@prrcd.org


Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit committed to strengthening Iowa’s communities and small businesses through the responsible stewardship of our natural and historical resources. Your donation will go a long way to helping us reach out to educate Iowans of all ages about our natural resources and support Iowa’s rich road history.

If Conservation means as much to you as it does to us, please consider investing in Prairie Rivers of Iowa. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.


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Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in the job opportunities at Prairie Rivers of Iowa. Please see below for our latest employment opportunities.

If you are interested in volunteering with a specific program please contact the Coordinator in charge. You can find their information on our Staff Page.

Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

Join a unique environmentally focused not-for-profit in Iowa, that is making a difference.  If you wish to have a position with a lot of a variety, this may be for you.

The Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator will drive the development and implement integrated marketing communication programs to promote the company’s brand image to help drive results. Collaborate with cross-functional teams on strategic planning and results accountabilities. Lead project management activities for marketing communication projects with high degrees of complexity and visibility. Contribute to an environment that encourages teamwork, knowledge sharing, best practice adherence, and strategic thinking that results in consistently high-quality and innovative communication outcomes that deliver on-time, on-strategy, and on budget.

These efforts include promoting the organization and its’ programs including:  Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway (LHHB), Watersheds and Waterways Program (WWP), and Natural Resources Program (NRP).

Major Duties:

The following duties shall be performed by the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator:

  • Develop and manage a four-year strategic marketing plan for Prairie Rivers of Iowa.
  • Collaborate with staff to design information and sale materials for all programs.
  • Work with all Program Coordinators to design and develop program marketing materials.
  • Coordinate with all staff to coordinate and maintain an effective website including items for sale, information and promotional program materials and all social media outlets.
  • Maintain photo files for the organization and be prepared to take photos.
  • Manage up to three interns.
  • Secure and work with external clients on their marketing and public relations needs.
  • Some limited grant writing
  • Be available to attend meetings outside of the office.
  • Maintain project files with complete documentation.
  • Perform duties as determined by the Director as necessary.


This position reports to the Executive Director and is headquartered in the Prairie Rivers of Iowa office in Ames, Iowa.


  • Requires at least a four year degree from an accredited university or college in public relations, marketing, sales, marketing, communications or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience
  • Experience working with websites, WordPress, Mail Chimp, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in teams or groups
  • Self-motivated, well organized and good with details
  • Grant writing a plus
  • Able to manage interns
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, social media and other related technologies
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to attend evening and weekend meetings

Time Commitment and Compensation:

This full-time position is available immediately and will be opened until filled.  Salary range is $32,000-$35,000 a year.  This position includes two weeks of paid vacation/sick time. Use of your own car for travel purposes is required but mileage is reimbursed at current federal rate of $.545/mile.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to pbrownhuber@prrcd.org.


Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying out duties associate with the position.